10 Days of Gratitude & Giveaways!

The holiday season can be a hectic time with feasts and gatherings and travel, but it also offers a special opportunity to reflect on the precious things that bring joy and comfort to our lives. A hot cup of tea, a spoonful of fire cider, a bowl of delicious curried soup, or a dab of homemade perfume on the wrist are all small reminders of how herbs enhance our everyday experiences…     In celebration, we've decided to give away tokens of our gratitude! For the next 10 weekdays, we will offer up our favorite herbal goodies to help support your health and wellbeing – because, what we're most grateful for is you! Today is Day 1 of our giveaway series and the prize is one of our new organic Flowering Tea Samplers & a beautiful Glass Tea Pot so you can watch the […]

Buy Nothing Day!

  5 Ways to Celebrate Buy Nothing Day 1. Clean out your closets and cabinets to collect warm clothing, food, and toiletries that can be donated to a local shelter. 2. Write heartfelt letters of gratitude to the people you love.  3. Do you have empty dropper bottles, extra herbs, or other herbal supplies around? Use them up by making gifts (woohoo, gift economy!) or send them to a free clinic! 4. Take a long walk and enjoy the beauty around you. 5. Host a clothing swap or leftovers potluck with friends.       Why Buy Nothing? It may seem strange for a business like Mountain Rose Herbs to promote Buy Nothing Day, but we believe that the health of the planet is more important than profit. The Buy Nothing Day movement has been around […]

Coconut Spice Chia Pudding Recipe

  Are you looking for a super healthful treat that's also decadent and satisfying? Maybe a dessert option that will be adored by all of your vegan, paleo, gluten-free, and sweet-tooth loving friends?  Well, this might just be the one! I love pudding, especially tapioca-style, but can definitely do without the loads of sugar, eggs, and dairy found in classic recipes. With creamy coconut milk, fragrant chai spices, a spot of honey, and that luscious texture from chia seeds, this recipe has become a fast favorite. Super easy to whip up, it's a great holiday party option too. Feel free to experiment with other flavor combinations that strike your fancy!          Coconut & Chai Spice Chia Pudding Ingredients: 1/3 cup organic chia seeds
 1 can (13.5 oz) of organic full fat coconut […]

Fall Favorites: Organic Hops Flowers

  Here in the Willamette Valley, leaves are beginning their autumnal descent from the lofty tops of trees, destined for the inward journey of the composting process. Fall color abounds, and the height of summer seems long ago. Organic Hops Flowers are another useful member of the Cannabaceae plant family, and one of our favorite calming herbs for this time of year. Hops are most famous today as a prominent ingredient in beer. In fact, the first documented use of hops in beer is from the 9th century. Before this period, a wide variety of bitter herbs and flowers, including Dandelion root, Burdock root, Horehound, Mugwort and Heather flowers, were used as bittering agents in the brewing process. Hops eventually separated themselves […]

Farm Stories: North American Grown Calendula

  Check out our gorgeous new North American Grown Calendula Flowers in the shop! Several North American farms located up and down the West Coast have been rearing their own varieties of calendula for many years if not decades. The common goal was to produce a product that is not only vibrant in color with amazing visual properties, but also to increase the resin content within the flowers. High resin producing plants make more potent medicine and allows herbalists to stretch their limited supply a little further when making oil infusions and extracts. The process of developing a variety isn’t just about waiting until the flowers have matured and saving as much seed as possible. Vigilant observation is required to select the most desirable attributes from an entire field. With […]

Crispy Herb Roasted Chickpeas

  It's snack time! Garbanzo beans are one of my favorite legumes. Super versatile with a buttery texture, I love to toss them into soups, stews, curries, salads, or blend them into delicious hummus. However, I've recently discovered a new obsession… A few months ago, I noticed grocery aisles filling up with all sorts of new crunchy bean snack products. A lovely alternative to fried chips and processed puffs, these crispy, crunchy, roasted treats offer a crave-worthy way to enjoy the protein and fiber packed goodness of beans. So…with inspiration in my heart and a hungry belly, I started making these beauties at home. The recipe is incredibly simple and can be switched up with your favorite herbs and spices to create a never ending rotation of exciting […]